All posts tagged "Tropical agriculture"

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    Expectations of Brazilian Avocado harvest 2018

    Jaguacy Brasil, located in the main Brazilian region of avocado production, is the main producer and exporter of Hass Avocado in Brazil, and starts its 2018 crop by offering the fruits to the foreign market starting in March/2018. The Brazilian production of Avocado Hass has been growing in recent years, and Jaguacy...

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    How important is self-sufficiency for Japan?

    How does Japan stand with regard to the food self-sufficiency rate? The calorie-based rate for fiscal 2016 dropped 1.91 percentage points to 37.58 percent, the lowest since 37 percent was recorded in fiscal 1993 when the rice harvest was poor due to a cold spell. Administrative vice farm minister Masaaki Okuhara says...

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    How to get bananas from Jamaica back on the world market

    The last large export of banana from Jamaica was 2007-2008, led by the large estate producers. One...

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    Crop protection giant enters the irrigation scene

    Bayer and the Israeli company Netafim are joining forces to enhance the application of crop protection products...

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    Kevin Leap joins GreenFruit Avocados

    Newport Beach, CA; November 1, 2017:  Mexican avocado marketer, GreenFruit Avocados, today announced that industry veteran, Kevin Leap, has been appointed director of sales and marketing.   Mr. Leap has 27 years of experience in the produce industry, working in a variety of sales and marketing roles at well-known companies like WestPak...

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    AgroPress seeks Advertising Sales Representative for Agriculture Magazine in Australia

    AgroPress is hiring an Advertising Sales Representative for several Agriculture Magazines We are looking for a sales...

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    New export rule in Vietnam hinders Cashew exports

    Workers of the Long Viet Co Ltd in the southern province of Phu Yen’s Tuy Hoa City process cashew nuts for export.  A new regulation is causing hundreds of raw cashew material containers to pile up at the city’s ports. According to the association, many enterprises importing cashew materials for processing and...

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    JP Tropical Foods plans to double banana production in Jamaica

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — JP Tropical Foods has announced plans to double banana production for the back-to-school season, beginning September, aimed at making more of the fresh fruit available to students. In addition, the company in a news release said it will be commissioning, by mid-May, a state-of-the art pineapple packing facility at...

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    Indian banana grower develops a way to grow bananas without pesticides

    For a long time the banana plantations in Rajshahi and Chapainawabganj have relied on pesticides. Now, eco-friendly...

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    Avocados are the hot item in Australia

    WA’s avocado haul could more than triple within five years as growers look to cash in on the popularity of the super food — particularly among inner-city types opting for avocado smash at the expense of real estate. Manjimup’s Advance Packing and Marketing Services managing director Jennie Franceschi said based on the...

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